“Yes to Life! No to Gold!” Indigenous Communities in Peru Struggle to Defend Land From Mining

November 26, 2012 Roxana Olivera 0

Behind the rhetoric of Peru’s economic boom and corporate social responsibility lies the struggle of indigenous communities to defend their land and their right to clean water. Máxima Acuña, one of the faces behind that struggle, walked from her rural community through the rain for 10 hours to hear the case that the owners of the Yanacocha mine in northern Peru have launched against her and her family.


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